Thursday, August 22, 2013

LOVE IN THE AIR - Elizabeth Goddard - One Free Book

Welcome back, Beth. Tell us about your salvation experience.
I don’t have a moment in time where I suddenly met Jesus or officially asked him into my heart. I experienced a personal relationship with him from a very young age—and isn’t that what is meant by “salvation?” So I’ve known the Lord—in a personal way—for as long as I can remember. I’ve experienced his presence, again, for as long as I can remember. He has been with me in an awesome way, answered so many prayers. I tell my children that it can takes a lifetime of experiencing Him to understand how much He loves us.

That is so true, Beth. You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Oh, now that’s a tough one. How about I pick those authors whom I count on for brainstorming now? Lisa Harris, Lynne Gentry, Lynette Sowell, Shannon McNear, and there are some more to add. Can I have more than four please?

I wish you had added four more to the list before you sent the answered questions back to me. Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
No speaking ministry yet. It’s all I can do to keep up with home schooling my children and writing on deadline. I don’t understand how some others get it all done.

For me, it helps that my children are grown and married. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
I’m very low key and behind the scenes so embarrassing moments don’t often happen to me. But last summer I had a book signing for Oregon Outback and the bookstore failed to order copies of my book. I only had three with me, so once those sold out, I was done.

That must have been a disappointment. People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
You’re right, they say that all the time. It’s interesting to note that in recent years, not only do they say they want to, but they do it now that they can self-publish. So I meet more people who HAVE written a book than those who simply say they want to write one someday. I think self-publishing has removed a lot of the roadblocks and perhaps taken off the years of training and learning the craft required to get a book written and out there. But to those who want to write a quality book and catch an editor’s attention, I encourage them to attend writing conferences.

I agree. There are too many who just write a book and self-publish without learning the craft, but many more are learning the craft and getting professional help, then indie-publishing. I’m enjoying those books. Tell us about Love in the Air.
I’m very excited about this story! I’ve wanted to write a story set at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for years and this was my opportunity. Here is the blurb:

He was Nikki Alexander’s first crush—until his stunts in a hot-air-balloon race led to a family tragedy. Then he disappeared, leaving her brokenhearted. Now he's back and stirring up all her emotions. 

Blaming himself for her brother’s death, Kyle stayed away. But now Nikki’s in trouble. And he knows he must step in to make it right. He’ll help save her balloon business … and prove this time he’s here to stay. But first he must win her forgiveness before he can win her heart.

Please give us the first page of the book. Here’s the first page, but you can also read a longer excerpt on Amazon here.

The propane burner flared, torching the quiet dawn in the empty field.

Nikki Alexander never grew tired of the familiar sound she’d heard since childhood. After the fan blew enough cold morning air inside the rainbow-colored envelope to give it shape, she aimed the flames inside the balloon, which still rested on its side. Once the air began to heat, it would become lighter than the surrounding cooler air.

After a few minutes of hot-air bursts, the envelope lifted upright. “Lenny, stay with the basket and hold it down with me,” she said.

The new kid on the crew, a local high school student, worked in exchange for learning everything he could about balloons so he could eventually pilot his own. “Okay, boss!”

Nikki smiled and nodded at the freckle-faced kid. She figured anyone willing to get up before dawn to crew a balloon ride deserved the chance. Balloons were typically launched during the early-morning hours or late evening because the winds were lighter,

I can’t wait until my copy comes. I always love your books. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I have a website and several group blogs where I participate. You can also sign up for my newsletter on my website:

Thank you, Beth, for sharing this new book with us. I love your cover.

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Anonymous said...

would love to win.angela from KY

Heidi Reads... said...

My husband and I are planning a trip to the balloon festival this fall! Thanks for sharing this interview :)

Heidi, CA

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for having me Lena. :)


Britney Adams said...

Lovely interview! I can't wait to read LOVE IN THE AIR!

Britney Adams, TX

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this one.

Katie J. from FL

Unknown said...

Great interview! Book sounds wonderful! Would love to win! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Thompson (LA)


Melanie Backus said...

I love the interview! Love in the Air sounds like a very moving book and I would like to thank you for the chance to win it.

Melanie Backus, Texas

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

bonton said...

Enjoyed your interview, Elizabeth!

Love the storyline involving a balloon festival - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!



Mary Preston said...

There is something quite magic about hot air balloons. Love the cover & enjoyed the read thank you.

Mary P


apple blossom said...

love this cover...I love hot air balloons thanks for chance to win one of Elizabeth's books

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dtto] com

live in ND

Melody said...

I've had friends go on a balloon ride and just loved it! Can't wait to read the book.

Donna, TX

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter Me this book looks great!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Shopgirl said...

This sounds really cute! I've always wanted to go on a hot-air balloon ride. I'm in MN.

rubynreba said...

Beautiful cover! Love to read this book.
Beth from Iowa

Merry said...

Thanks for the peek at Love in the Air!
Merry in MN

Cindy W. said...

I love the cover of Love in the Air. Thank you for the chance to win.

Blessings from Indiana,
Cindy W.

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book. I love all the colorful balloons on the cover.

Tonja S (Virginia)